What’s being proposed?
To increase public open space in the Canning City Centre, the City will convert Water Corporation’s existing drain on Lakes Street Cannington into an urban stream.
The urban stream will:
- mimic a natural waterway and remove pollutants from stormwater
- be a new open public space
- be a key entry way into Canning’s City Centre
- be a pedestrian link from Lake Street to Cecil Avenue.
New trees at Lake Street Urban Stream
The City Centre’s tree canopy will be increasing with approximately 60 new native trees being planted from 5 October 2020 as part of the Lake Street Urban Stream works.
Native species include: Eucalyptus rudis, Melaleuca preissiana, Banksia littorialis and Casuarina obesa.
Some new trees will replace current trees that are designated as weed species. To help maintain the habitat of local wildlife, the majority of native tree species in good condition and some non-native species will remain at the site.
The City of Canning has awarded LD Total with the landscape architecture contract to design and construct Lake Street Urban Stream. Work is expected to start in early 2021.